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The three largest ancestries in City South in 2011 were English, Australian and Chinese.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in City South regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of City South's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
City South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
66427.827.456525.127.6+99
Australian
43818.418.751722.923.5-79
Chinese
41917.616.631413.911.4+105
map this data in atlas.idIrish2098.88.41828.18.6+27
map this data in atlas.idScottish1877.87.51647.37.3+23
Italian
1305.53.81084.83.6+22
German
1285.45.91195.36.0+9
Korean
592.51.6261.21.3+33
Greek
502.12.1612.72.4-11
Dutch
371.61.1251.11.2+12
Polish
341.41.0221.01.1+12
Indian
281.22.8361.62.8-8
Japanese
241.00.6130.60.7+11
Filipino
241.00.870.30.3+17
New Zealander
200.80.4110.50.4+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated2159.011.235415.715.1-139

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Adelaide: 27.4% Australian, City of Adelaide: 18.7% Chinese, City of Adelaide: 16.6% Irish, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 7.5% Italian, City of Adelaide: 3.8% German, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.6% Greek, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Dutch, City of Adelaide: 1.1% English, City South: 27.8% Australian, City South: 18.4% Chinese, City South: 17.6% Irish, City South: 8.8% Scottish, City South: 7.8% Italian, City South: 5.5% German, City South: 5.4% Korean, City South: 2.5% Greek, City South: 2.1% Dutch, City South: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, City South: +99 Australian, City South: -79 Chinese, City South: +105 Irish, City South: +27 Scottish, City South: +23 Italian, City South: +22 German, City South: +9 Korean, City South: +33 Greek, City South: -11 Dutch, City South: +12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in City South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (664 people or 27.8%)
  • Australian (438 people or 18.4%)
  • Chinese (419 people or 17.6%)
  • Irish (209 people or 8.8%)
  • Scottish (187 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,917 responses in total, or 80.38% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in City South and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.5% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.2% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Chinese (+105 persons)
  • English (+99 persons)
  • Australian (-79 persons)

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